28 March 2022
I would like to send a big welcome back to our students and to all the new families who have joined our school this year. Alhamduillah this year our pre-primary children are having sports lessons on a Friday, and it has been so wonderful to see them learn and have fun during their sessions.
COVID and Skipping
It’s been quite a challenging start to the year, but the children have been so positive about all the new rules and regulations. Sports help children stay focused on their work and cope with all the new pressures. Exercise provides a wide range of mental health benefits, from building coping and resilience to distracting from negative thoughts and improving memory and sleep. To help with this, I will be setting some challenges each term for the children to train and have a go at learning a new skill.
Currently this terms challenge is ‘Improving our skipping skills’ and to motivate the challenge further, we will be holding a skipping competition in week 11 for any child from years 1-6 who would like to take part.
It has been wonderful to see the enthusiasm and joy on their faces when they achieve their targets and set new ones to beat. I am so excited for the competition and awarding the child with the most skips the AIC Thornlie campus champion jump rope skipper 2022 trophy. There still is time to enter the competition for those who would like to take part. All the best to all the participants inshaAllah.
InshaAllah on Monday our Pre-primary and Year 1 students will start their 8-session swimming program. The children have been so excited and today they had their important water safety talk by Liz from Royal Life Saving Society. The session was very important to teach the children about how to stay safe around water, not just at a pool but when out and about with family and friends and in the home.
Ms Heba Ridha
(Primary School Sports Teacher)